Some further adventures with carpet padding... wanted to take it a step further and create a space with the material. Ideally, I would have liked to have lined the walls (and ceiling, of course) of some kind of slightly cramped existing thoroughfare, but suitable spaces were limited. I chose instead to construct my own hallway, designed specifically for a spot in CofC's Simons Center for the Arts. It went at the top of a turning staircase... it was unexpected... unavoidable... exactly what I was going for.
As you can see, it's rather large. I am forever indebted to all those who aided in the installation/de-installation of the piece... especially to my incredibly encouraging and ridiculously accommodating professor, Jarod Charzewski
. We had the pleasure (??) of installing it once, for our class critique, and then a second time, for the Halsey Gallery's
2009 Young Contemporaries, the annual juried CofC student show.
Read about it here...
on the Charleston City Paper's website.
I was thrilled that the piece was going to get to live for another month, the duration of the show, but was unfortunately informed just days after the opening that that wasn't going to be the case. Apparently carpet padding is a highly flammable material... and the placing of my piece was in "direct violation" of the fire code. Imagine that. It was promptly moved.
It was beyond repair. I shed a few tears. But oh well... I'm recovering. At least I got some prize money from the show!
There's a chance you may be seeing a resurrected version of Adit Anew in the near future... will keep you posted...
4ft x 8ft x 8ft tunnel constucted with 2x4's and covered with drywall